RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Dogo Prince Hotel in Dogo Onsen— This hot spring resort hotel is popular for its plentiful baths, including eight open air baths and four private open air baths. 40 min by bus from Matsuyama Airport.
A ryokan particularly good for health and beauty
This alkali hot spring has been favored for hot spring therapy for 3000 years. The water is good for stiff shoulders, skin beautification effects, nervous disorders, etc.
A ryokan appearing in various media
Near the filming spot for the NHK drama “Saka no Ue no Kumo (Clouds over the Hill)” (2009-11, Japan).
Top hot spring resort – Dogo, Shikoku
With 3,000 years of history, this is one of Japan’s oldest hot springs. It even appears in the “Nihon Shoki” (a collection of ancient myths). Many past Emperors of Japan have visited here starting 1,500 years ago, including Emperor Showa. It also is home to Yushinden, the only bathing room in Japan specially set aside for the Imperial Family.
Year of establishment